2019.09 – PhD thesis – Marshall Scholarship (USA citizens)
Interested in an exciting PhD project with us? We welcome interests from postgraduate students in any research area related with ground problems, hazards, slope stability, rock mechanics or remote sensing, especially in any of the following topics:
- Global warming: landslides in high mountain areas / permafrost environment / frozen ground under changing climate scenarios.
- Artificial Intelligence, automation and and eficcient algorthms applied to Engineering Geology problems.
- Landslide monitoring: drones, smart in-situ sensors, accelerometers, raspberry Pi, remote sensing, photogrammetry, computer vision, LiDAR, satellite, etc.
- 3D investigation of rock masses: automatic discontinuity extraction/slope monitoring-surveillance, rock mass quality extraction, rockfall detection and prediction.
- Early Warning Systems: design and implementation of early warning systems based on Real-Time Monitoring and landslide modelling – including storm/snow melting controls on landslide acceleration and failure- .
- 3D Finite element modelling of active landslides, including physical intervention (e.g. anchoring, protective barriers, etc.)
- Ice calving: Glacier front monitoring as analogy of rock slope failure
To be eligible for a 2020 Marshall Scholarship, candidates must:
- be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship);
- (by the time they take up their scholarship ie September 2020) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
- have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree. (Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application). We do not accept rounded GPA’s.
- have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2017.
- not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK.